December 06, 2013 Issue

Cover story U.S.
"I was able to obtain thousands of emails that lay out Adam Lanza's lifelong struggle with mental illness, starting with his awkward childhood and fear of being touched."

Soccer Punch

FIFA has taken heat for its decision to hold its main event in a small emirate with big money

The Hanoi Cleanse

A U.S. veterans group is moving back to Vietnam to help repair the damage, their own and a nation's
In Focus

A Forgiving Man

Former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela chats with Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown (unseen) during a meeting at his hotel in central London June 24, 2008. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN)
Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS
To destroy Syria's chemical weapons, the U.N. needs the autocrat to stick around and help

The Child Killers

Belgians are set to allow doctors to persuade children they should die for their own good

Heal Thyself

An iPad-sized device is set to provide instant, accurate diagnostics for diseases like tuberculosis and AIDS

Never-Ending Odyssey

Two Italian towns are battling over which was Odysseus's true destination. Millions of euros hang on this ancient mystery

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